Presented "Environmental Law at the Crossroads: The Quest for a Sustainable Future," Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Michigan, May 2013.
Participated in a panel discussion on "Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements" at the Corporate Crime Reporter Conference, "Neither Admit Nor Deny: Corporate Crime in the Era of Deferred Prosecutions, Consent Decrees, Whistleblowers and Monitors," Washington, D.C., May 2013.
Presented "Pathbreaking Sustainability Research: The Michigan Environmental Crimes Project" to the President's Advisory Group, University of Michigan, April 2013.
Presented "Toward a Sustainable Future: An Environmental Agenda for the Second Term of the Obama Administration" to the American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society, University of Michigan Law School, March 2013.
Presented "The Gulf Oil Spill After Three Years" to the Environmental Law Society, University of Michigan Law School, February 2013.
Inducted as a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers at the group's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., October 2012.
Named a 2012 "Conservation Champion" by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, October 2012.
Presented "The Michigan Environmental Crimes Project: An Empirical Study of Criminal Cases Investigated by the EPA" as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series at the University of Colorado Law School, October 2012.
Gave the keynote address at the ABA-ALI Clean Water Act conference, Washington, D.C., September 2012.
Presented "Enforcing Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements" at the University of Maryland's Ward Kershaw Symposium, "Too Big to Jail: The Roadblocks to Regulatory Enforcement," September 2012.
Hosted "The 25th Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, 25 Years Back, 25 Years Forward: Environmental Law at the Crossroads," University of Michigan Law School, March 2012.
Moderated "25 Years of Environmental Law" at the 25th Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, University of Michigan Law School, March 2012.
Presented "The BP Blowout and the Pending Prosecution: Was It a Crime" at the 17th Annual Tulane Environmental Summit, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2012.
Wrote a New York Times op-ed, "For 29 Dead Miners, No Justice," on December 9, 2011.
Presented "After the Spill Is Gone: The Gulf Oil Spill, Environmental Crime, and the Criminal Law" to the Osher Life Learning Institute, University of Michigan, December 2011.
Presented "Settling a Clean Air Act Case" and "Ethical and Professional Responsibility Issues in Clean Air Act Cases" during the ALI-ABA "Clean Air: Law, Policy, and Practice Course of Study" (co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute), Washington, D.C., December 2011.
Presented "A Gulf Oil Spill Enforcement Primer for Journalists” to the Knight-Wallace Scholars, University of Michigan, October 2011.
Presented "The New Environmental Landscape: Legislation, Regulation, and Enforcement Collide," ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Fall Meeting, October 2011.
Online discussion host, OVC (Office for Victims of Crime) Web Forum on "Responding to Victims of Environmental Crime," August 2011.
Presented "Government Policies and Their Impact on Energy Deals," Mayer Brown's Energy and Infrastructure Seminar, Chicago, May 5, 2011.
Panelist, "Gulf Oil Unplugged," University of Michigan Risk Science Center, April 2011.
Presented "After the Spill is Gone: The Gulf of Mexico, Environmental Crime, and the Criminal Law," Michigan Law School, April 2011.
Moderator, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review Symposium on "Green Technology and Economic Revitalization in Michigan," March 2011.
Presented "Global Climate Change and Public Nuisance Litigation" to the American Constitution
Society and Federalist Society Supreme Court Preview, Ann Arbor, March 2011.
Presented "The Gulf Oil Spill: Criminal Fines, Civil Penalties, and Natural Resource Damages for the Worst Environmental Disaster in U.S. History," the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, External Advisory Board, Ann Arbor, October 2010.
Presented "Criminal and Civil Penalties for the Gulf Oil Spill," University of Michigan Law School, Dean’s Advisory Council, Ann Arbor, October 2010.
Gave a keynote address on "Keeping America's Promise of a Safe Workplace: OSHA Reforms for the 21st Century," American Industrial Hygiene Association, Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene, October 2010.
Gave keynote address on "Environmental Crimes: Real Crimes, Real Victims," National Center for Victims of Crime annual conference, New Orleans, September 2010.
Wrote a New York Times op-ed entitled "Prosecuting Crimes Against the Earth," June 4, 2010.
Presented "Environmental Crime: Polluters, Justice and Sustainability" to the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies,
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, April 2010.
Hosted a conference, Environmental Law and Economics, at the University of Michigan Law School, April 2010.
Panelist, University of Michigan Earth Day Teach-in, March 25, 2010.
Moderator, panel discussion on resource exploitation and renewable energy, University of Michigan Asia Law Society Symposium, "Doing Business in Asia Without Selling Your Soul: Corporate Social Responsibility and its Influence on the Rule of Law," March 20, 2010.
Panelist, Marquette University Law School Water and People Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 26, 2010.
Presented "Environmental Crime Comes of Age: The Evolution of Criminal Enforcement in the Environmental Regulatory Scheme" to the Erb Colloquium,
University of Michigan Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and the Environment, January 11, 2010.
Panel Discussion "Global Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century" at Swarthmore College Alumni Weekend, June 6, 2009
Testified on April 28, 2009 before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor: “Keeping America's Promise of a Safe Work Place: The Need for Stronger Criminal Penalties to Deter Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act".
Participated in a panel disussion on “Carbon Tax It or Trade It?” at the Tulane Environmental Law Summit, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 3, 2009.
Presented “Environmental Crimes and the Future of Environmental Protection” to the Northville Democratic Club, Northville, Michigan, February 12, 2009.
Gave a symposium presentation, "Environmental Crime Comes of Age: The Evolution of Criminal Enforcement in the Environmental Regulatory Scheme," at a conference entitled "Environmental Criminal Prosecution: Essential Tool or Government Overreaching?" hosted by the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law, January 2009.
Presented "Unsafe at Work: The Need for Stronger Criminal Penalties to Promote Compliance with Worker Safety Laws and Protect America's Workers" to the University of Michigan's Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Professional Seminar in Occupational Health, January 2009.